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Writer’s Workshop

January 8, 2009

The Prompts:

1.) Describe your latest obsession.

2.) Ask a loved one to use 6 descriptive words to describe you and report your findings. How well do they know you?
3.) Who was your first bloggy friend? How did you find each other? Do you still correspond?

4.) Tell us about your pet! If you have a weird infatuation with your dog or cat we want to hear about it (or if they just plain drive you crazy)…but please don’t compare them to children. It’s just not the same.

My answer(s):

1. I have way too many obsessions. Of course, I am obsessed by my child and anything to do with her and parenting in general. I get the parenting mags, look up stuff online, belong to mommy groups, etc. I have also recently become addicted to Facebook. I’m on there all the time. I have a laptop in the nursery and when I’m feeding Princess or getting her to go to sleep, I’m usually on Facebook (OK, I also have itunes playing since I listen to stories while I’m putting her to bed).  My other obsessions are ones I’ve had for quite some time. I love crafts, all crafts, and so I’ll become obsessed by one for a time, then move on to another, than go back to the first, etc. I was knitting for a while, now I’m into papercrafts (building models and toys from paper). I’m sure I’ll start on something else soon.

4. I have two pets, a dog named Maya and a cat named Rowan. Hubby and I got Rowan when we were still dating, so we’ve had her for about 10 years now. She’s a cute brown tabby kitty with a white belly and white paws, but she’s pretty lazy and prefers to sleep on or under our bed all day. And she definitely missed out on the cat grace gene because she’s kind of a klutz.  She likes to sleep under the covers when I’m taking a nap (but only for naps, not at night) and at night she sleeps either by my feet or on my pillow. She loves her humans, loves to be brushed, lets me know it’s bedtime by standing at the top of the stairs meowing, and hates the dog.  Maya was Hubby’s present when he got his Master’s degree. We got her as an adult dog, somewhere between 3 and 6 years old, so we’re not really sure how old she is now.  We say she came pre-quirked since we got her as an adult. She hates the rain and water in general. She once fell into the Mississippi river (my in-laws’ house is right on the river) because she thought the algae on it was grass and tried to walk on it. I’ve never seen her jump so fast in my life. It was very funny. She’s definitely Hubby’s dog, but she likes to be by me, too. When we first got her she was very high energy, but she’s calmed down a lot since then, a matter of both training and age, I think. SHe loves humans, but hates other animals. We’re never sure what her reaction will be to another dog. A few dogs she’s fine with and others she all “I am tough girl”. She’s part black lab and part some kind of terrier. Both animals don’t seem to mind the baby, mostly  just get out of the way of waving fists and kicking feet. Princess loves her pets, though and giggles when she sees them. It’s very cute.

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One comment

  1. I can’t help but laugh at the picture I’m conjuring up of your dog trying to walk on the algae. Thanks for the giggles.



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